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Old 06-18-2017, 02:02 AM
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So my dad passed away and I found a Craftsman vertical mill (527-21411) that he had and I don't know anything about it or where to find parts/tools for it. He had a box of FlyCutter tools with two tools in it and a couple of what looks like drill bit holders but looking at the drive part of the mill and it looks like its missing a part that would clamp the bit holder into the mill, like the locking nut on a dremel tool. Where might I find parts for this and maybe a manual so I can learn how to use the mill and the different tools that I already have? Also where is a good place to get some aluminum stock to work with and practice with? Thanks for the help in advanced.
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Do you have a pic ? I think they where made by Atlas for sears , my friend had one and he loved it . I don't know where it went
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I don't have a photo yet. Gotta do the jumping through the hoops on Photobucket cause I can't get ImageShack to work on my laptop or my phone so when I get that I will share it here. It does look like a sweet little mill so I'm kinda excited to work something with it and see what happens.
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Thanks Neil, you got this rookies back! So any info on this little guy or maybe a place to download a PDF manual or something and if anyone knows where to get parts for it I would greatly appreciate it. Also where's a good place to get some aluminum and or brass stock to learn with? Thanks for the help in advance.
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It's a Sherline mill, made in California. Great machines for it's size. It's said they offer the largest number of accessories among any machine tool brand, for their machines. They also have a great instruction book for beginners, concerning general practice using machine tools. Check out sherline.com
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I thought it was older
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Thanks for the information. I will look into this after work. I really appreciate the help fellows.
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I thought it was older
Sherline started production around 1975, and machines with the Sears label were mainly sold during the 80's what I've read. The newer machines, 90's onward have a more powerful motor, otherwise there are few changes to the basic setup and design. Got a mill and lathe in the late 90's myself. Later on I got bigger machines, and the mill didn't see much use so I passed it on, but still have the Sherline lathe for small pieces. Great precision, at a affordable price. I've added digital readout.
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